MLB Report / Scores & fast facts
Cleveland 8, Kansas City 4: After their 22-game winning streak ended Friday, the Indians made sure they didn’t start a losing streak as Francisco Lindor had three hits and Edwin Encarnacion homered. Carlos Carrasco won his 16th game, matching teammates Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber. The Tribe’s win coupled with Minnesota’s loss gave the Indians back-to-back AL Central titles. Jason Kipnis will be activated off the DL and will make his debut in center field on Sunday.
Houston 8, Seattle 6: Dallas Keuchel worked six innings before Joe Musgrove put out a fire in the eighth as the Astros reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to one, pending Saturday’s late Rangers-Angels game. Carlos Beltran finished 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs for Houston.
Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1: Rick Porcello took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Red Sox stayed hot, winning their third straight. The Red Sox also got a solo home run and an RBI single from Mookie Betts.
Chicago White Sox 10, Detroit 4: Nicky Delmonico and Matt Davidson hit solo home runs and Jose Abreu moved closer to another 100-RBI season with a run-scoring single plus a sacrifice fly for the White Sox.
Toronto 7, Minnesota 2: Josh Donaldson homered twice and Jose Bautista broke out of a slump for a three-hit night as the Blue Jays slowed the Twins’ wild-card run. It was the 14th multi-homer game of Donaldson’s career and the fourth time he’s done so this season.
L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2: Cody Bellinger tied the NL’s rookie record for home runs with his 38th and the Dodgers held on to beat the Nationals. One more and Bellinger will break the tie with Wally Berger (1930) of the Boston Braves and Frank Robinson (1956) of the Cincinnati Reds.
Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis 1: Albert Almora Jr. went 3-for-4 with two RBIs while Kyle Hendricks carried a shutout into the eighth inning as the Cubs won their fifth in a row. Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will appeal a two-game suspension for “inappropriate actions” in the fifth inning Friday when he and John Lackey (also fined) disputed a call by umpire Jordan Baker.
Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1: Jesse Winker homered and Sal Romano pitched a career-high eight shutout innings for the Reds, who are now 12-6 against Pittsburgh this season with one game remaining between the teams.
Miami 7, Milwaukee 4: In the second game as the “home” team in Miller Park due to Hurricane Irma, the Marlins snapped a six-game losing streak as Adam Conley picked up his first victory since Aug. 20.
Colorado 16, San Diego 0: The Rockies won for the 10th time in the last 13 games and clinched a winning season as Charlie Blackmon hit his 35th home run and Carlos Gonzalez his 13th. Starter Tyler Anderson pitched six shutout innings.
N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 3: Jacob deGrom allowed one run over seven innings and won his career-best 15th game as the Mets snapped a five-game losing streak. His only hiccup was a solo homer to Freddie Freeman, his 27th.
Oakland at Philadelphia: Matt Olson has blossomed into someone the Athletics could perhaps count on in the future since becoming an everyday player with the club on Aug. 9. He has 15 homers and 29 RBIs in that time.